- any of various small trees or shrubs of the genus Persoonia, native to Australia and New Zealand, having small white or yellow flowers and fleshy, edible fruit.
- the fruit itself.
Origin of geebung
First recorded in 1820–30, geebung is from the Dharuk word jí-buŋ
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You won't turn a five-corner into a quince, or a geebung into an orange, twist and twine, and dig and water as you like.Robbery Under Arms
Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
- any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Persoonia of Australia having an edible but tasteless fruit
- the fruit of these trees
- (in the 19th century) an uncultivated Australian from the country districts
Word Origin for geebung
from a native Australian language
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